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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet
1.8L 4-cyl Engine Code [B] Engine Code [B] 2H JH 8V
94 bhp. @ 5400 rpm / Torque: 100 ft. lbs. @ 3000 rpm
1.8L - Inline 4-cyl (Gasoline)

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet with engine code [B]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet with engine code [B] hide.
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Operating Temperature Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sometimes provide different product recommendations based on operating environment temperature for a given equipment. This product cross reference guide will list such recommendations based on OEM guidelines. Some OEM recommended viscosity pertaining to a specific temperature range may not be available from AMSOIL.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SJ
    European Car Formula 5W-40 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil (AFLQT)
    -10 To 10C  »  20W-20
    -20 To 15C  »  10W-30, 10W-40
    0 To 30C  »  30
    Above -10C  »  20W-40, 20W-50
    Above -15C  »  15W-40, 15W-50
    Above 20C  »  40
    Below -10C  »  5W-20, 5W-30
    Below -5C  »  10W
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, 020 (5-SPD)  »  GL-4

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90 [1]
    Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 (MTGQT)
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Front Differential

    Differential, Front W/ AT  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  90 [3]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)
  5. Power Steering Fluid

    Power Steering Fluid  »  PS023

    Power Steering Fluid (PSFCN)
  6. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [4]
  7. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [4]
  8. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] VW part no. G 005 000 (G50), or equivalent, (synthetic)
    [2] Verify fluid before topping off. DEXRON II could have been
    replaced with Esso Type LT 71141, P/N G 052 162 (-A1, -A2,
    -A6) which is clear-yellow in color.
    [3] Final drive for Automatic transmission only.
    [4] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 4 P/N B 000 750 M3

  9. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  4.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 010 Initial Fill  »  3 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    3 speed 010  »  6 liters
    Manual Transmission, 020 (5-SPD)  »  1.9 liters
    Differential, With AT Front  »  0.8 liters [2]
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] Add 0.5L (0.5 qt) less than capacity shown, start engine, let
    run until operating temperature is approx. 60 C (140 F),
    switch engine off, wait 3 minutes, check dipstick, fill to
    full mark as indicated on dipstick. May be more or less than
    0.5L(0.5qt) depending on model.
    [2] Final drive for Automatic transmission only.
  10. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  11. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  22 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 14 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 14 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission 020
    Fill Plug 18 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug NA ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter 25, 000-Mile Ea Oil Filter (EAO34)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W7195)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51342 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter MANN Air Filter (C2860)  
    Air Filter WIX 42133 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter MANN Fuel Filter (WK8307)  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33179 Fuel Filter  
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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XLO 10W-40 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLO)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
AMO 10W-40 Premium Protection Motor Oil (AMO)

For use in both gasoline and diesel engines. Offers multi-functionality and wear protection. Ideal for applications where the extra protection of a higher-viscosity oil is desired. Excellent for motor homes and older vehicles, as well as many types o...
AFL Synthetic 5W-40 I-ESP Euro Oil (AFL)

European Car Formula 5W-40 Improved Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (AFL) is a Mid-SAPS synthetic motor oil is specially formulated for the lubrication needs of modern European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Formulated wit...
MTG 75W-90 (GL-4) Synthetic Gear Lube (MTG)

AMSOIL Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube (MTG) is a premium blend of the finest synthetic base oils and advanced, high-performance additives. It is formulated specifically for maximum protection in the most demanding manual trans...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
AGL SEVERE GEAR 80W-90 (AGL)

A multi-functional lubricant designed to surpass the requirements of equipment and automotive applications calling for an SAE 80W-90 viscosity grade. Formulated with wax-free synthetic base oils and high-quality additives, AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® res...
SVG 75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVT 75W-110 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVT)

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are engineered for high-demand applications, including trailer towing, heavy hauling, 4X4 off-road driving, commercial use and racing. Protects gears and bearings from scoring and wea...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
PSF Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid (PSF)

AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid provides excellent wear protection. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity and reduced friction, resulting in cooler operating temperatures, longer component life and quieter operation....
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
mann oil filter MANN-FILTERS Oil Filters

Oil filters from MANN-FILTER purify oil of dirt and solid particles such as dust, abraded metal, carbon deposits and soot particles. The filter housing is pressure-resistant, protected against corrosion and features a long-life elastomer seal. Use Part Number drop down to select filter.
wix air filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Auto shift lock/starter safety switch
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that prevents the starter from functioning unless the shifter is in the park or neutral position, and prevents the shifter from being moved unless the brake pedal is depressed.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Clutch
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A pedal-operated device that disconnects the engine from the manual transmission to allow a vehicle to change gears, and then allows the engine and transmission to resume contact and turn together at a new speed.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.17
Parts Units:
4.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Check
Item:
On-board diagnosis system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A computer-controlled system that identifies malfunctioning or out-of-adjustment components under its control through the display of trouble codes. The presence of trouble codes is usually indicated by an intermittently or constantly lit "check engine " or "service engine soon" light.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Check level
Item:
Power steering fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Hydraulic fluid used in a power steering system.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Air conditioning system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system of receiver/dryer, evaporator, condenser, compressor, refrigerant lines, controls and valves that allow for the controlled refrigeration of the air present in or entering a vehicle's interior.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes, front
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Seat belts
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The latching straps in a vehicle designed to minimize the risk of serious injury to the user in the event of an accident when used as suggested.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The collection of components that enable the operator to direct a vehicle in a desired direction.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect & lubricate
Item:
Sunroof
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A retractable glass, metal or fabric hatch in a vehicle's roof. The glass hatch is often referred to as a moon roof.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect boots & seals
Item:
Drive axles
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a front-wheel drive vehicle or a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspension, the short axles that connect the driven wheels with the driving force. Drive axles typically have CV (constant velocity)-joints on their ends.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Check level
Item:
Manual transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling a manual transmission.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints & tie rod ends
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricated parts of the steering and suspension systems, very similar in appearance, made up of a ball and socket that allow relatively friction-free movement.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/adjust
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
3
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oxygen sensor
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a computer-controlled, fuel-injected vehicle, a sensor mounted in the exhaust stream that relays air/fuel ratio information to the fuel control computer that allows the computer to make adjustments.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
0101
NHTSA Item Number:
621613

Component Description: Seats.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding latch system lower anchors and tethers for children, installing / retrofitting. ( nhtsa item number - 621613 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-08-01
Bulletin Number:
2015831
NHTSA Item Number:
10026848

Component Description: (A) Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system., (B) Structure: frame and members:underbody shields.

Service Bulletin Summary: Volkswagen: exhaust heat shield, replacement guidelines. Heat shields are to be inspected after completion o any type of repair to the underbody (exhaust system transmission, etc. ), and if damaged, replaced. ( nhtsa item number - 10026848 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
VOLKSWAGEN
Model(s):
CABRIO, CABRIOLET
Year(s):
1990, 1991
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
NHTSA ID:
91V162000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
11,300

Affected Component: Vehicle speed control.

Summary: The center of the water separator panel located in the engine compartment between engine and firewall could bend in the event someone leans on it during engine maintenance, repairs or checking of fluid levels. A bent panel could interfere with the free movement of the accelerator linkage. .

Conequence: Interference with the free movement of the acceleratorlinkage could result in unwanted acceleration which may cause an accident. .

Remedy: Install reinforcement bracket to secure separator panel. .

Notes: System: throttle linkage. Vehicle description: passenger cars. .

#
2
Make(s):
VOLKSWAGEN
Model(s):
CABRIOLET, SCIROCCO
Year(s):
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
NHTSA ID:
91V201000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
51,000

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Summary: A crack can develop in the fuel tank adjacent to a seam weld in the rear of the tank. .

Conequence: Fuel can leak from the cracked fuel tank which couldcatch fire in the presence of a source of ignition. .

Remedy: Check vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a fuel tank crack, and replace fuel tank if defect is found. .

Notes: System: fuel tank. Vehicle description: passenger cars. .

#
3
Make(s):
VOLKSWAGEN
Model(s):
CABRIOLET
Year(s):
1990
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
NHTSA ID:
91V215000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
8,500

Affected Component: Air bags.

Summary: The airbag harness wire may have been improperly routed through an opening in the dashboard crossmember and could be pinched and chafed between two panels eventually resulting in damage to the wire. .

Conequence: If the airbag harness wire is damaged, the passiverestraint system will become inoperative. The dashboard warning light willilluminate, but the passive restraint will not function until the wire isrepaired. .

Remedy: Secure wire to the crossmember with a clip. .

Notes: System: airbag passive retraint. Vehicle description: passenger cars equipped with airbag passive restraints. .

#
4
Make(s):
VOLKSWAGEN
Model(s):
CABRIO, CABRIOLET, CORRADO, FOX, GOLF, JETTA, PASSAT, VANAGON
Year(s):
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
NHTSA ID:
92V058000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
358,000

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Summary: The fuel hose attached to the fuel distribution rail on the engine may shrink beyond the clamp force of the fuel hose clamps, allowing fuel to leak. .

Conequence: Fuel leakage in the engine compartment can cause an underhood fire if the fuel comes in contact with a source of ignition. .

Remedy: Replace the fuel hose attached to the fuel rail and install a new spring type self-tightening clamp. .

Notes: System: fuel lines. Vehicle description: passenger cars. .

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